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Cyclone Nivar: Chennai airport shuts operations tonight; trains canceled

25 Nov 2020

Cyclone Nivar: Chennai airport shuts operations tonight; trains canceled

Ahead of Cyclone Nivar's landfall on the eastern coast of the Indian peninsula, operations at the Chennai airport have been suspended from 7 pm Wednesday till 7 am the next day.

'Shameful state': Juhi Chawla stranded for hours at airport

13 Nov 2020

'Shameful state': Juhi Chawla stranded for hours at airport

Actor Juhi Chawla was recently stranded for hours at the airport, after returning from UAE to India.

Swiggy, Zomato cleared to test long-range 'delivery drones': DGCA

04 Jun 2020

Swiggy, Zomato cleared to test long-range 'delivery drones': DGCA

Soon, you may see unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) flying in with your food orders.

Air fares will be capped for three months

21 May 2020

Air fares will be capped for three months

Once airlines restore partial services from Monday, they will have to adhere to the pricing guidelines of the Civil Aviation Ministry, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday. The rates will be capped for three months.

Guidelines for domestic air travel announced: What's allowed, what's not

21 May 2020

Guidelines for domestic air travel announced: What's allowed, what's not

The Airports Authority of India, AAI, on Thursday released the standard operating procedure (SOPs) for domestic air travel, underlining that downloading the Aarogya Setu app will not be mandatory for children below 14 years.

Airlines suffered turbulence due to coronavirus: Understanding what future holds

17 May 2020

Airlines suffered turbulence due to coronavirus: Understanding what future holds

The globalized world was brought to a screeching halt with the onset of coronavirus pandemic.

PM to lay foundation-stone of Arunachal Pradesh airport on Saturday

07 Feb 2019

PM to lay foundation-stone of Arunachal Pradesh airport on Saturday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate several projects and lay foundation of many vital schemes in Arunachal Pradesh during his visit to the north-eastern state on Saturday, officials said today.

Soon, islands in Andaman will be connected by seaplanes

09 Jan 2019

Soon, islands in Andaman will be connected by seaplanes

According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, islands in Andaman will soon be connected by seaplanes that can land on or take-off from water.

AAI to soon use plastic waste to lay roads

08 Jan 2019

AAI to soon use plastic waste to lay roads

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to use plastic waste to lay or repair roads on the city-side of airports, and the plan is expected to be put in motion soon.

TM Krishna's canceled Delhi-concert rescheduled, after AAP steps in

16 Nov 2018

TM Krishna's canceled Delhi-concert rescheduled, after AAP steps in

Carnatic singer TM Krishna whose concert on November 17 in Delhi was canceled due to attacks by right-wing trolls has been rescheduled after AAP stepped in.

TM Krishna's Delhi-concert canceled after right-wing trolls target him

15 Nov 2018

TM Krishna's Delhi-concert canceled after right-wing trolls target him

In what serves as a reminder that actions on the web have an impact on the real world, the concert of renowned Carnatic singer TM Krishna was called off in the national capital after right-wing trolls targeted him.

Odisha: Jharsuguda Airport is now 'Veer Surendra Sai Airport'

01 Nov 2018

Odisha: Jharsuguda Airport is now 'Veer Surendra Sai Airport'

The Cabinet today approved renaming the Jharsuguda aerodrome in Odisha as 'Veer Surendra Sai Airport'.

Airports owe Rs. 970 crore security dues to CISF

08 Oct 2018

Airports owe Rs. 970 crore security dues to CISF

Dues amounting to about Rs. 970cr are pending against various airports in the country in lieu of providing CISF security to them.

PM Modi inaugurates Sikkim's first Airport: Details here

24 Sep 2018

PM Modi inaugurates Sikkim's first Airport: Details here

Nine years after its foundation stone was laid, the stunning Pakyong Airport in Sikkim was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.

Bengaluru International Airport to introduce facial recognition facility from 2019

06 Sep 2018

Bengaluru International Airport to introduce facial recognition facility from 2019

Bengaluru International Airport Thursday said it plans to roll out facial recognition facility for the passengers of some select airlines from early next year as it seeks to make the boarding process paperless.

Union Minister acts on 'toilet-cum-childcare' room at Srinagar airport

03 Sep 2018

Union Minister acts on 'toilet-cum-childcare' room at Srinagar airport

Junior Civil Aviation Minister, Jayant Sinha, today directed the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to look into the allegations of a toilet being converted into a childcare room at the Srinagar airport.

Kerala: Commercial flight operations from Kochi Naval Base from tomorrow

19 Aug 2018

Kerala: Commercial flight operations from Kochi Naval Base from tomorrow

The Center yesterday said Kerala's Kochi Naval Base will be thrown open for commercial flight operations from the morning of August 20, bringing a huge relief to people awaiting the resumption of air service from Kochi.

UP government urges Center to rename Bareilly, Kanpur, Agra airports

15 Aug 2018

UP government urges Center to rename Bareilly, Kanpur, Agra airports

Uttar Pradesh government has approached the Center for its approval to rename the airports in Bareilly, Kanpur, and Agra, a move that comes close on the heels of rechristening the iconic Mughalsarai Railway Station after RSS thinker Deendayal Upadhyay.

You can 'march' with armed forces at Vadodara Airport

15 Aug 2018

You can 'march' with armed forces at Vadodara Airport

A first-of-its-kind art installation called 'Shaurya Sthal' in Vadodara Airport will make it possible for you to 'march' with armed forces.

Soon, travel without removing laptops from hand baggage at airports

25 Jul 2018

Soon, travel without removing laptops from hand baggage at airports

Indian authorities are mulling a new passenger-friendly technology that is increasingly being tested in some of the world's busiest airports.

Peak-hour flight fares may increase if govt. passes new proposal

17 Jul 2018

Peak-hour flight fares may increase if govt. passes new proposal

In a move akin to surge pricing policies on ride-hailing services, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is mulling over a proposal to impose additional charges on airlines for flights during peak hours.

34 Indian airports lack CCTV cameras, other basic security equipment

15 Jul 2018

34 Indian airports lack CCTV cameras, other basic security equipment

Airports across the country are lacking in basic security equipment like bomb detectors, baggage X-ray machines and walkie-talkies, the CISF has warned.

Vadodara airport to switch to solar-energy to cut electricity cost

10 Jul 2018

Vadodara airport to switch to solar-energy to cut electricity cost

The Vadodara airport will soon switch over to solar energy for its everyday operations to cut down its electricity cost.

Transwoman wins gender-identity battle against Airports Authority of India

05 Jul 2018

Transwoman wins gender-identity battle against Airports Authority of India

A transwoman won probably the biggest battle of her life after Bombay High Court, on Wednesday, directed her employer Airports Authority of India (AAI) to make the requested changes in her name and gender in the service record.

This software by Honeywell will make flying safer in India

07 Jun 2018

This software by Honeywell will make flying safer in India

New Jersey-based conglomerate Honeywell International, at the behest of the Indian government, is developing a software solution that would decode over 100 Indian accents.

Vadodara airport seeks nod from AAI to operate facility round-the-clock

04 Jun 2018

Vadodara airport seeks nod from AAI to operate facility round-the-clock

The Vadodara airport authorities have sought permission from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for operating the facility round-the-clock at the city's airport situated in Harni.

Center to finalize 'vision 2035' document, address aviation sector issues

29 May 2018

Center to finalize 'vision 2035' document, address aviation sector issues

The Center is concluding a strategic vision document for the fast-growing aviation sector in the country to address issues such as infrastructure constraints at airports, boosting air connectivity to smaller towns, and developing the local human resource.

AAI strikes deal with IIT-Madras to improve air navigation

24 May 2018

AAI strikes deal with IIT-Madras to improve air navigation

Keeping in mind the exponential growth in air traffic, Airports Authority of India (AAI) struck a deal with IIT-Madras yesterday to jointly research and improve air navigation systems.

India's busiest airports will outgrow their capacities this year

22 May 2018

India's busiest airports will outgrow their capacities this year

According to the documents accessed by the Hindustan Times through the RTI act, at least 25 of India's busiest airports are operating beyond capacity, while the rest will reach their optimal capacity in 2018-19.

Indian Navy: Goa airport's runway might not be safe

12 May 2018

Indian Navy: Goa airport's runway might not be safe

After extensive discussions with all stakeholders, the Indian Navy has dropped its plan of closing down the Goa International Airport's runway for maintenance every Saturday and Sunday.

Airport Authority of India recruits its first woman firefighter

22 Apr 2018

Airport Authority of India recruits its first woman firefighter

Firefighting in Indian aviation is no longer a man's job alone.

200 senior AAI staff to get special training from IIM-Bangalore

29 Mar 2018

200 senior AAI staff to get special training from IIM-Bangalore

Middle-senior level employees of Airports Authority of India (AAI), earmarked for succession, will get customized training on management and leadership development from Indian Institute of Management (IIM-Bangalore).

Most Indian airports to be over-stressed in 5years. But why?

18 Mar 2018

Most Indian airports to be over-stressed in 5years. But why?

Owing to a massive surge in passenger numbers, Indian airports are stretched well beyond their capacity and require billions of dollars worth of investment in infrastructure, analysts have warned.

Sridevi's mortal remains to arrive in Mumbai from Dubai, tonight

25 Feb 2018

Sridevi's mortal remains to arrive in Mumbai from Dubai, tonight

According to a source from Airports Authority of India, a private jet is being flown to Dubai to carry Sridevi Kapoor's mortal remains.

Poor visibility hits flight operations at Goa Airport

23 Feb 2018

Poor visibility hits flight operations at Goa Airport

Poor visibility due to fog severely affected flight operations at Goa's Dabolim Airport on Friday morning, as a result of which two international and three domestic flights were diverted to various cities.

Drive to install sanitary napkin-vending machines at airports across India

18 Feb 2018

Drive to install sanitary napkin-vending machines at airports across India

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has launched a laudable initiative for women, coincidentally around the release of movie 'PadMan.'

India to get its first runway on sea-bridge at Lakshadweep

23 Dec 2017

India to get its first runway on sea-bridge at Lakshadweep

India is set to get its first runway on a 'sea-bridge'. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has given its approval to Lakshadweep's Agatti Airport for the same.

Airfares likely to increase with hike in passengers services fee

23 Nov 2017

Airfares likely to increase with hike in passengers services fee

Airfares are likely to increase as the government mulls raising passenger services fee (PSF) by at least 38% to meet airport security costs.

New airports coming up in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai

10 Nov 2017

New airports coming up in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai

India's four metros are all set to get second airports soon to tackle the growing traffic.

SpiceJet Incident: Whistleblower writes to Aviation Ministry about potential hazard

21 Sep 2017

SpiceJet Incident: Whistleblower writes to Aviation Ministry about potential hazard

Following the SpiceJet flight skidding incident at Mumbai, Airports Authority of India's DGM (Aviation Safety), S Mangala, flagged off a potential hazard.